Sunday, March 20, 2016

A Look Back At Our Camping Season, Trip #4 (November 25th thru 28th, 2015)

It's a good thing that our trip to Gamble Rogers State Park in Flagler Beach Florida wasn't far from home. We only had a little over one day between getting home from our last trip to Reed Bingham State Park in Georgia, to unload the van, do laundry, and to drive down to Flagler Beach. Gary did all the work, of course. I'm never much help except for encouragement and supervising, and I don't think that Gary enjoys the supervising part very much. We had only stayed at Gamble Rogers once before, and that was for only one night back in 2011. Since then, they opened up a brand new camping loop on the inland side of highway A1A that runs north and south along the east coast of Florida. During our previous stay, we were on the beach side of the highway. The campsites in the new camping loop are much larger than on the beach side, and we were very happy with the one that we chose. The object of our stay at Gamble Rogers was for Gary to attend the annual Turkey Run car show at Daytona International Speedway. We normally stay at nearby Tomoka State Park in Ormond Beach, but we're not going to go there any more because of the horrible roads within the park. Gamble Rogers is a bit further away from the speedway, but well worth the travel time over staying at Tomoka. Gary had a blast as he always does at the car show. On the days that he didn't get up early to go to the car show, he enjoyed early morning walks on the beach and the beautiful sunrises. I got hooked on a TV channel that broadcasts old game shows, and I must have seen Richard Dawson kiss a hundred different women on vintage episodes of "The Family Feud" during our stay. We'll be going back to Gamble Rogers again next Thanksgiving, and hopefully for years to come. There wasn't a lot of mileage racked up on this trip. Gary and Dodge traveled 178 miles without me, and I was with them for an additional 120 miles. A total of 298 miles is low compared to all of our other trips. More soon as I sort through all the pictures from our FANTASTIC camping season. I hope you're enjoying these reviews as much as I'm enjoying making them. Bye for now!

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